Florence Henderson Mourned by ‘Brady Bunch’ Stars, Hollywood Fans: ‘A Dame and Funny as Hell’

Beloved TV mom died Thursday at age 82

Last Updated: November 25, 2016 @ 9:08 AM

Hollywood took a pause from its Thanksgiving celebrations to mourn the death of former “Brady Bunch” actress Florence Henderson, who died Thursday at age 82.

“You are in my heart forever Florence,” wrote Maureen McCormick, who played eldest Brady daughter Marcia on the popular ’70s sitcom. “I’ll miss you dearly.”

Barry Williams, who played eldest son Greg, also

Michael McKean, who broke through in the ’70s as Lenny Konowski on another ABC sitcom, “Laverne & Shirley,” tweeted his own tribute: “Florence Henderson was a doll and a dame and funny as hell.”

Sitcom stars influenced by her work also weighed in on social media, from “Seinfeld” actor Jason Alexander to “Will & Grace” alum Debra Messing.

Marlon Wayans noted that he had worked with Henderson last year. “It was all the fun I hoped it to be,” he wrote. “Rest In Peace mrs. Brady.”

Henderson’s manager confirmed the news of her death to the Associated Press, and said the star passed surrounded by friends and family. A cause of death was not disclosed, and her rep did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for further comment.

A native of Indiana, Henderson worked on both stage and screen before winning worldwide fame as Carol Brady, the widowed mother of three girls and stepmom to three boys, on the iconic ABC series “The Brady Bunch,” which ran from 1969 to 1974.

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